Writing and Motivation (Studies in Writing, v19)

By Suzanne Hidi, Pietro Boscolo

The purpose of this quantity is to assemble contributions from foreign learn on writing and motivation. It not just addresses the elemental query of the way motivation to write down could be fostered, but additionally presents analyses of conceptual and theoretical concerns on the intersection of the themes of motivation and writing. What emerges from a number of the chapters is that the motivational features of writing characterize a wealthy, efficient and partly nonetheless unexplored examine box.

This quantity is a step towards a extra systematic research of the issues in addition to an attempt to provide and examine quite a few versions, views and strategies of motivation and writing.

*Addresses the consequences of writing instuction in response to the two major methods to writing study: cognitive and socio-cultural
*Provides systematic research of many of the versions, views, and techniques of motivation & writing
*Brings jointly the overseas learn to be had during this burgeoning box

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The Liar's Bible

By Lawrence Block

Four-time Edgar Award-winning writer Lawrence Block's definitive essay assortment at the artwork of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing services right into a per 30 days column for Writer's Digest. accrued right here for the 1st time are these items illuminating the methods of the authorial alternate, from growing bright characters and producing seamless plots, to conquering writer's block and experimenting with self-publishing. jam-packed with wit and perception, The Liar's Bible is a must-read for specialists, amateurs, and somebody attracted to studying to craft nice fiction from one of many field's sleek masters. This publication beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen records from the author's own assortment. "Block is without doubt one of the best!" -The Washington submit Lawrence Block (b. 1938) is a Grand grasp of the secret Writers of the US and an across the world acclaimed big apple occasions bestselling writer. His awards comprise an entire life fulfillment Award from the non-public Eye Writers of the United States and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime success Award from the Crime Writers' organization (UK). even supposing he's top recognized for his 4 major secret sequence, Block explored various genres, together with thrillers and erotica, and built an early following as a pulp-fiction author below a couple of pseudonyms. Born in Buffalo, manhattan, Block has 3 daughters and at the moment lives together with his spouse in long island urban.

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Writing to Learn : How to Write - and Think - Clearly about Any Subject at All

The writer demonstrates the significance of transparent writing in each topic, discussing writing as a method to entry wisdom, and surveys the growing to be emphasis on writing in American education
Title: Writing to Learn
Author: Zinsser, William Knowlton
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publication Date: 1989/03/01
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Binding kind: PAPERBACK
Library of Congress: BL 99995954

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Metaphor and Knowledge: The Challenges of Writing Science (Suny Series, Studies in Scientific and Technical Communication) (Suny Series, Studies in Scientific & Technical Communication (Hardcover))

By Ken Baake

Analyzing the ability of metaphor within the rhetoric of technology, this booklet examines using phrases to precise complicated medical concepts.

Metaphor and Knowledge deals a sweeping background of rhetoric and metaphor in technology, delving into questions about how language constitutes wisdom. Weaving jointly insights from a gaggle of scientists on the Santa Fe Institute as they form the recent interdisciplinary box of complexity technological know-how, Ken Baake indicates the trouble of writing technology whilst notice meanings are unsettled, and he analyzes the facility of metaphor in technological know-how.

"A actual glory during this booklet is Baake's enticing presentation. . . he's capable of write in ways in which interact and propel the reader alongside on a hugely stress-free expedition. . . The textual content is populated with the voices and views of his matters, continuously displaying them [to be] considerate and complicated, whilst they take diametrically adverse positions." — from the Foreword by means of Stephen A. Bernhardt

"Whenever scientists are eager about interdisciplinary tasks to simulate phenomena of complicated physico-chemical, biotic, or socio-economic structures, they're certain to face communique difficulties whereas utilising simple disciplinary phrases and utilizing metaphors for his or her conceptual versions. the location at Santa Fe Institute given here's consultant for any technological know-how study workforce engaged on the 'frontier.'" — Charlotte Kaempf, college of Karlsruhe

"The notion of metaphor harmonics represents an unique and efficient state of mind. those and several other findings and ideas tend to make a massive splash. No books deal with the matter of metaphor within the rhetoric of technology rather like this one." — M. Jimmie Killingsworth, coauthor of Information in motion: A advisor to Technical verbal exchange, moment Edition

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Survival Lessons

By Alice Hoffman

One of America's such a lot loved writers stocks her feedback for locating good looks on the planet even throughout the hardest times.

Survival Lessons offers a highway map of the way to reclaim your existence from today ahead, with how one can reenvision everything―from relationships with family and friends to how you see your self. As Alice Hoffman says, “In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the wonderful thing about lifestyles, whatever that’s all too effortless to miss throughout the quandary of disease or loss. I forgot that our lives are made from equivalent elements of sorrow and pleasure, and that it truly is very unlikely to have one with out the opposite. I wrote to remind myself that regardless of every thing that was once taking place to me, there have been nonetheless offerings i'll make.”

Wise, light, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches we all how one can pick out what concerns most.

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

By Cory Doctorow, Karl Schroeder

If you happen to love technology fiction and wish to write a few of your personal, this ebook provide you with functional recommendation. Describing the differing kinds of technology fiction and fable genres and subgenres, it explains every thing from how placing your manuscript jointly to getting it picked up by way of a writer, and indicates proper assets to place you sooner than the pack.

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The Comedy Bible: From Stand-up to Sitcom--The Comedy Writer's Ultimate "How To" Guide

By Judy Carter

Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all in regards to the biz of being humorous and writing humorous during this shiny, enjoyable, and absolutely functional consultant on the best way to draw humor out of your lifestyles and switch it right into a career.

Do you're thinking that you’re humorous? do you need to show your humorousness right into a occupation? If the answer's certain, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics presents the entire scoop on being—and writing—funny for money.

If you’ve obtained a feeling of humor, you could learn how to make a occupation out of comedy, says Judy Carter. even if it’s making a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or supplying jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting playing cards, Carter presents step by step directions in The Comedy Bible. She is helping readers first ensure which style of comedy writing or appearing fits them top after which directs them in constructing, refining, and promoting their paintings.

Using the hands-on workbook structure that was once so powerful in her bestselling first booklet, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter bargains a chain of daily routines that draw on her a long time as a profitable stand-up comedian and the pinnacle of a nationally identified comedy university. additionally incorporated are useful information and recommendation from today’s best comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She offers the professionals and cons of a few of the comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and shaggy dog story writing, one-person exhibits, humor essays—and exhibits tips to tailor your fabric for every. She teaches how to define your “authentic” voice—the actual resource of comedy. And, possibly most crucial, Carter explains tips to take a comprehensive product to the subsequent level—making money—by pitching it to a customer and negotiating a freelance.

Written in Carter’s particular, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is sensible, inspirational, and humorous.

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Your Novel, Day by Day: A Fiction Writer's Companion

By Mary Anna Evans

Discover ways to write your novel with this all-in-one consultant to making plans, writing, modifying, and publishing a primary novel. YOUR NOVEL, day-to-day courses a brand new novelist throughout the daily information of the inventive method. it really is designed to aid the pursuits of writers in all genres, from secret fiction to literary fiction to technology fiction, in order that every one reader can improve the writing abilities had to set and exceed creativity ambitions. Its writer, Mary Anna Evans, is an awardwinning author with ten novels, nonfiction books, and a suite of brief works to her credits. She says, “This is the ebook the place I inform different writers the issues I want I’d identified ten years ago.” paintings via this ebook of sensible suggestion with Mary Anna, day-to-day and web page via web page, as she advises you on— crafting a plot, fleshing out plausible characters, organizing a novel’s timeline, crafting plausible personality motivations, modifying objectively, comparing conventional and self sustaining publishing strategies, and advertising to brokers, publishers, and readers. simply because she is familiar with the significance of conserving your individual motivation throughout the hard strategy of writing a unique, Mary Anna has selected a story constitution that may offer you a written significant other for a year’s worthy of writing. This ebook includes 365 essays on themes that diversity from nuts-and-bolts writing easy methods to phrases of encouragement to periodic kicks within the pants. She has even incorporated the particular synopsis she used to question her agent and to promote her first publication. the area of publishing is altering, and a brand new author has a bewildering array of choices—traditional publishing, self-publishing, ebooks, print books, audiobooks, and diverse mixtures of the entire above—but, first, that writer’s e-book should be the simplest e-book attainable. permit YOUR NOVEL, daily: A FICTION WRITER’S better half aid. If Mary Anna may well take a seat with you, day-to-day, as you find out about this fascinating artwork shape, she might. due to the fact that she can’t, this ebook is the following smartest thing. YOUR NOVEL, day-to-day: A FICTION WRITER’s spouse was once written through secret writer Mary Anna Evans. She is a founding board member of the Anhinga Writers’ Workshop and the recipient of the Benjamin Franklin Award in secret fiction, the Florida Literature Award, and 3 Florida ebook Awards Bronze medals in either advertisement and normal fiction. YOUR NOVEL, day-to-day: A FICTION WRITER’S significant other attracts from workshops she has given to aspiring fiction writers around the US. Her Faye Longchamp archaeological mysteries, ARTIFACTS, RELICS, EFFIGIES, FINDINGS, FLOODGATES, STRANGERS, PLUNDER, RITUALS, and ISOLATION, were in comparison to the paintings of Tony Hillerman, Aaron Elkins, and James Lee Burke. they're on hand in print, large-print, and audio variations. Her brief tales, "A Singularly incorrect Word," "Starch," "Land of the Flowers," "Mouse House," "Twin Set," and "Low-Budget Monster Flick!" can be found individually for Kindle, or as a part of her collections choices and JEWEL field: brief WORKS by way of MARY ANNA EVANS. She can be the writer, with Dr. religion H. Wallace, of MATHEMATICAL LITERACY within the heart AND SECONDARY GRADES: a contemporary method of SPARKING scholar curiosity. She lives in Oklahoma.

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Argument in Composition

By John Ramage, Micheal Callaway, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, Zachary Waggoner

ARGUMENT IN COMPOSITION presents entry to quite a lot of assets that endure at the educating of writing and argument. the information of significant theorists of classical and modern rhetoric and argument-from Aristotle to Burke, Toulmin, and Perelman-are defined and elaborated, specially as they tell pedagogies of argumentation and composition.

John Ramage, Micheal Callaway, Jennifer Clary-Lemon, and Zachary Waggoner current equipment of educating casual fallacies and examining propaganda, whereas additionally supplying a cause for who prefer a controversy process over different to be had techniques to the instructing of writing. The authors additionally determine the function of argument in pedagogies that aren't openly known as argument, together with pedagogies that foreground feminism, liberation, serious cultural reports, writing around the curriculum, style, provider studying, know-how, and visible rhetoric. The lists of extra interpreting and the annotated bibliography supply possibilities for studying extra concerning the methods offered during this fundamental consultant.

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